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Folic Acid 5mg UK 28’s

UGX 14,000

These tablets contain the active ingredient, folic acid. Folic acid is the chemical name for Vitamin B9. It is necessary for the normal production of blood cells. Folic Acid Tablets are used for the treatment of certain types of anaemia. They are also used to help prevent the breakdown of red blood cells which can occur as a result of renal (kidney) dialysis or certain other conditions.

 

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These tablets contain the active ingredient, folic acid. Folic acid is the chemical name for Vitamin B9. It is necessary for the normal production of blood cells. Folic Acid Tablets are used for the treatment of certain types of anaemia. They are also used to help prevent the breakdown of red blood cells which can occur as a result of renal (kidney) dialysis or certain other conditions.

Indication:

  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation
  • Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy/Lactation

How to take folic Acid tablets:

  • The tablets should be swallowed with a drink of water.
  • The doctor/pharmacist will decide what dose of tablets you need to take. The dose will be on the pharmacist’s label. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Carry on taking them for as long as you have been told unless you have any problem. In that case, check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • The recommended dose for adults, the elderly and children over 1 year is 1 tablet daily for up to 4 months. After that your doctor may reduce the dose to 1 tablet every few days. In rare cases some people may need to take up to 3 tablets daily.

Side effects:

Less serious side effects are more likely, but may include:

  • nausea, loss of appetite;
  • bloating, gas;
  • bitter or unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • sleep problems;
  • depression; or
  • feeling excited or irritable.

Caution:

Do not exceed the stated dose.

Keep out of sight and reach of children

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